Tasha Peart, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Specialty: Health Policy for Vulnerable Populations
Tasha Peart is a Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Postdoctoral Fellow. She conducts research in the area of health policy for vulnerable populations under the guidance of Professor Mary Lou de Leon Siantz. Peart’s research during her postdoctoral fellowship will focus on obesity-prevention initiatives to promote the health of Hispanic families.
Prior to joining the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, Peart completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley’s Dr. Robert C. & Veronica Atkins Center for Weight & Health. In this role, she analyzed trends in obesity-prevention counseling in the health-care environment, analyzed legislation to improve the food in California schools, evaluated the implementation of school wellness policies and researched the impact of grocery stores on residents’ shopping habits and food access in ethnically diverse, low-income neighborhoods.
Peart earned a doctoral degree in Public Health from Morgan State University in Maryland and a master’s degree in Public Health, with a focus on behavioral and community health sciences, from the University of Pittsburgh.
Most recently, Peart has authored articles in the American Journal of Health Behavior and the Journal of Environmental and Public Health.